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Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema
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Digging up the Classics at Rochester
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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester
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Black Students’ Union Campus Events
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Winterfest Weekend Winter Wonderland
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Let’s Make Some Noise: Musical Opportunities on Campus  
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Being a Part of the Kearns Family
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Let’s Talk Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process
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How to Manage Your Time in College

Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema

So, you probably applied to the University of Rochester for reasons like academics, or because you wanted to experience what real snow is like (welcome, Californians!). What you probably did not know, and what you’d love to know if you’re a movie lover like me, is that the University of Rochester and surrounding city is a great spot for[…]

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Digging up the Classics at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow What are the “classics?” The Odyssey and the Iliad? Anything written in Latin? Or are they something more—not only the texts, but the people who wrote them, the lives those people lived, the places those lives occurred, the cities those places comprised, and the history that happened[…]

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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow There are so many ways to get involved in religion on campus, whether you are a practitioner of a certain religion, you want to learn more about religions other than your own, or if you are fascinated by the very concept of religion and want to study[…]

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Black Students’ Union Campus Events

by Jamal Holtz, Class of 2018 I hope your week is going well! As current students may know, the Black Students’ Union (BSU) wrapped up January with our step show, STOMP THE ROC. Once again, we would like to thank everyone who supported the event, including volunteers, departments, and the University of Rochester community. February is Black History Month,[…]

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Winterfest Weekend Winter Wonderland

On Saturday, February 2, the University of Rochester had another Winterfest Weekend Winter Wonderland. Say that five times fast. From 4 to 7 pm, there was a carnival of sorts with a variety of free activities for students, parents, siblings, and community members to enjoy. Outside Wilson Commons, there were s’mores kits and sticks that[…]

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Let’s Make Some Noise: Musical Opportunities on Campus  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The University of Rochester is an incredibly musical campus, and there are so many opportunities to get involved—you might not realize them all. To make it easier, I’ve collected them here. In addition to these, you may be interested in majoring, minoring, or clustering in music or[…]

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Being a Part of the Kearns Family

The University of Rochester offers many programs to help students of all types. One specific program that has been vital during my time at the University of Rochester is the Kearns Center Undergraduate Program. The Kearns Undergraduate Program encompasses many programs including those specific to first-generation, minority, and low-income students. However, the Kearns Center also offers[…]

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Let’s Talk Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Are you passionate about issues of gender and sexuality from an academic, activist, or community perspective? If so, Rochester has many opportunities and resources for you! For example, you may want to take courses in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies (GSW) or join a student organization like College[…]

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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process

Now that it is 2018, high school seniors are mostly finished with their journey through the college process. It’s time for current juniors to begin thinking about their future and make some big decisions. Here are four tips on how to begin making those choices and getting started on the college process. 1. Take your[…]

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How to Manage Your Time in College

College: it’s hectic for all of us. Prior to my first year, I was under the assumption that in college, you had to choose between excelling in school or having fun. In simple terms, thinking like that is “garbage.” You can do both; in fact, you should do both. However, you need an effective method of[…]

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